60% of manifesto promises carried out, says Guan Eng

At the Federal Territories convention today, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was given a surprise party to celebrate his 59th birthday. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: About 60% of Pakatan Harapan’s general election pledges have been fulfilled, according to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

Lim said the people should give the government time to resolve the country’s financial problems and stabilise the economy.

“Reforms take time. After 60 years of rule by the previous government it’s impossible to make changes in three or four years. We need to reassure the people that we have not forgotten the promises we’ve made to them, he said when opening the Federal Territories DAP convention.

“We must remember that the 1MDB scandal led to the collapse of the previous government…we need time and will not away run from our problems but we will address the financial difficulties and solve them,” he said.

Lim challenged Bukit Gelugor Umno division chief Omar Faudzar to show evidence that the DAP had indeed registered Chinese and Indian tourists as phantom voters in last year’s general election.

“Can he show proof? This is evil as the statement is to incite hatred among the people,” he said.
“It is a false statement and I urge the people nationwide, to lodge a police report so that action will be taken against such a person,” he said.

During a debate at the 2019 Umno general assembly, Omar had alleged that 95% of Chinese and Indian tourists who did not leave the country, as recorded in the 2018 Auditor-General’s Report, had been registered by the DAP as voters for the general election.

He said “the opposition enjoy manipulating the people to make them hate the DAP and PH. They do not want us to represent all races, they want to divide us.”

Later when met by reporters, Lim denied claims that he had anything to do with the former Communist Party of Malaya leader Chin Peng.

“They also want to spread the word that I am a family member, Teresa Kok (Seputeh MP) too is a family member … we are not related to Chin Peng …We have different family names so how are we related? he added.

During the convention, the 107 delegates gave Lim a surprise party to celebrate his 59th birthday.